Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, Statement in the Circuit County of Montgomery, AL. Extradiction Hearing, April 21, 2000

I begin in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

I seek Allah’s protection from Satan, the rejected. I bear witness that there is only one God worthy of all praise and worship, and He has revealed that He is Allah. I pray that Allah’s peace and blessings be upon the Prophet of Allah, Muhammad, son of Abdullah, and the family of Muhammad, and the followers of Muhammad through Eternity.

And I am, Abdullah, slave of Allah.

I ask Allah to guide my heart and to guide my tongue. I seek refuge in Allah from misleading and being misled, from betraying and being betrayed into ignorance by others. I seek refuge in Allah from the worship of false gods, be they nations, governments, idols, superstitions, self, pride of power, pride of learning, pride of position, pride of race, pride of birth, and even spiritual pride.

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Praise is due to Allah
The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds:
Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
Master of the Day of Judgment.
Thee do we worship,
And Thine aid we seek.
Show us the straight way,
The way of those on whom
Thou has bestowed Thy Grace,
Those whose (portion)
Is not wrath.
And who go not astray.
(Qur’an 1:1-7)

“And I am commanded
To be the first
Of those who submit
To Allah in Islam.”
(Qur’an 39:12)
Who doth greater wrong
Than one who forges
Falsehood against Allah,
Even as he is being invited
To Islam? And Allah
Guides not those
Who do wrong.
(Qur’an 61:7)

So to you, on this day of meeting of ours, and those who the Creator assembled as witnesses, I invite you to Islam. Be Muslim and receive two rewards. But if you do not, then, know that whoever has authority, is held accountable for themselves and those they lead astray. Justice is a master virtue. Nations are raised by their righteousness, and they fall by their corruption of it.

You sit in the cradle of Confederacy, black robe, gavel in hand, raised high on a podium, with the air of aplomb, scholarship, dignity, and all aloofness that positions allude to: inheritor from a movement still warm. A movement based upon a just cause, not spoils and gains. Heave was its burden through the heavens and earth. And when you leave this room, you walk through the trail of blood and tears, and in he footsteps of those who fought and died, that we may have this meeting of ours. Black and white, for race is melted in the heat of a just cause. And as descendants from Adam, we all come from two.

“O say, can you see… Then conquer we must, when our cause it is
just, and this be our motto: in God we Trust.”

You have stated both openly, in your oath, and privately in your prayers, your fear of the One God, the Creator, the Giver of life and death, the Sustainer, the Master of the Day of Judgment and He sees, and He hears, and He is aware of all we do. Truth comes and falsehood is perished and falsehood by its nature is bound to perish.
Your office and the trust as convener and arbiter in this affair of ours, has also brought you to trial. Indeed, you have been thrown into the fray, and must decide; as Pontius Pilate had to decide concerning the “Son of Mary” – no light matter, no civil rights issues, just truth and falsehood, no washing of the hands, no nicely calculated less or more. And, the Creator has said:

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Among them is (many) a man
Who says: “Grant me exemption
And draw me not
Into trial.” Have they not
Fallen into trial already?
And indeed Hell surrounds
The Unbelievers (on all sides).

If good befalls thee,
It grieves them but if
A misfortune befalls thee,
They say, “We took indeed
Our precautions beforehand,”
And they turn away rejoicing.

Say: “Nothing will happen to us
Except what Allah has decreed
For us: he is our Protector”:
And on Allah let the Believers
Put their trust.
(Qur’an 9:49-51)

“And Allah will judge
With (Justice and) Truth:
But those whom (men)
Invoke besides Him, will
Not (be in a position)
To judge at all.
Verily it is Allah (alone)
Who hears and sees
(All things).
(Qur’an 40:20)

So, your position has brought you to trial. Justice is to uphold truth, ad then, law if it serves truth. Allah says, He is truth. And, you are only asked: In releasing this Muslim from his forced detainment, can his slave be safe and can he be given a fair hearing? Has your governor ruled wisely? When does the lie in the soul become the lie on the tongue, knowing what you know, with Allah as your Judge? Where does a man make his mark? What does he say to his sons and their sons…… to his women?

The governor of a state, where tyranny and oppression is religion. Its law, not only flawed, but to people of our common ancestry and heritage, a law that is scandalous. A state that for time immortal, has n jurisprudence made justice and law two different schools of thought, so as to give graphic meaning to the statement of “coming from barbarism to decadence without going through civilization.” Men and women in government and in high places, whose hands still are ulcerated from rope burns; a wicked adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the people of old. Bigotry and unrighteousness have their own crooked ways of pretending to be tolerant. So, they send me, to argue their case, the flower of my seed, nurtured by my blood, sweat, and tears. She is made my prosecutor, and before her, though not guilty, I am defenseless. Pharaoh commanded, “slay the sons of those who believe with him, and keep alive their females.” (Qur’an 40:25) And by Pharaoh’s decree, the male children are to be killed, and their females were to be kept alive for themselves.

And, if I may, at this point, ask you, concerning this meeting, on this day of ours: What is it that commands such an interest in this affair? A world stage. The world of judges sending their couriers to hear and see. Is it just “the returning of a slave?” Is it because this year ends an age? For this is, the last year of your millennium, not 1999. Ask those who know. People from different places with different faces, dispatched to bring word. Why the crush of the crowd? As we speak, with the battle flag of the confederacy flying above this place as well as your capitol; still it flies under the american flag. For even Alabama, for all its evil, could not assemble, “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men.” Who could dispatch and army to hunt a slave? Ground troops, airplanes with heat seeking devices, helicopter gun ships, FBI, news media, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men. The land of the free… a country that symbolizes itself in its great seal as a bird of prey… “One out of many.” Weapons in one talon and the symbol of peace in the other… wait! I thought that the dove was the symbol of peace? But, I guess it would not look right with blood all over everything. A country that in its guiding concepts, written b themselves, for themselves, divides Allah’s kingdom between themselves and Him. They separate church and state, the spiritual from the secular. And they say, this is for me, and this is for you, God. So, they make themselves partners with the Almighty Allah. No wonder they think that wrong and unrighteousness is unimpeachable.

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the mercy Giving.
Say: “of your ‘partners’,
Can any originate creation
And repeat it?” Say:
“It is Allah Who originates
Creation and repeats it:
Then how are ye deluded
Away (from the truth)?”

Say: “Of your ‘partners’
Is there any that
Can give any guidance
Toward Truth?” Say: “It is Allah
Who gives guidance
Towards Truth. Is then He
Who gives guidance to Truth
More worthy to be followed,
Or he who finds not guidance
(Himself) unless he is guided?
What then is the matter
With you? How judge ye?
(Qur’an 10: 34-35)

And, they say this is for God and this is for us, while theirs reach them they give not to Allah.

“Allah forgiveth not
(the sin of) joining other gods
With Him; but He forgiveth
Whom He pleaseth other sins
Than this: one who joins
Other gods with Allah,
Hath strayed far, far away
(From the Right.)
(Qur’an 4: 116)

Allah says, what, will you kill a man for no other reason that, he says, Allah is my Lord and your Lord and He is One, having no partners?

This day of meeting is not for you or me, for in truth the days, as do we, belong to Allah. He has made this appointment. Cowper wrote: “Ours alone can ne’er prevail to reach the distant coast; the breadth of Heaven must swell the sail, or all the toil is lost.”

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Ta. Sin. Mim.
These are Verses of the Book
That makes (things) clear.
We rehearse to thee some
Of the story of Moses
And Pharoah in Truth,
For people who believe.
Truly Pharoah elated himself
In the land and divided 
Its people into sections,
Depressing a group
Among them: their sons he slew,
But he kept alive their females:
For he was indeed
An evil-doer.
And We wished to be
Gracious to those who were
Being depressed in the land,
To make them leaders (in faith)
And make them heirs,

To establish a firm place
For them in the land,
And to show Pharoah, Hamam,
And their hosts, what they were
Dreading from them.
(Qur’an 28: 1-6)

And, verily there is no power and no might, but with Allah, the Most High! Become Muslim and receive two rewards – good in the life of this world and good in the Hereafter. And, know that there is no god worthy of worship, but the One God, Allah.

I demand unconditional release!
O Muslims, have I delivered the message?
O Allah, have I delivered the message?

Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
Statement in the Circuit Court of Montgomery, AL
Extradition Hearing